UPDATE: ESPN’s Senior College Football writer Adam Rittenberg has reported that sources have told him that LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda will not become the next head coach at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Another report Wednesday morning out of Las Vegas denies claims made by the Associated Press that the job was offered to Aranda on Tuesday night.
ORIGINAL: A person familiar with the situation says UNLV has offered its vacant head coaching job to LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.
The person told the Associated Press of the offer on condition of anonymity because negotiations are ongoing and no announcement has been made.
Aranda would replace Tony Sanchez, who was fired Nov. 25 after going 19-40 in five seasons.
UNLV is looking to raise the profile of its football program with the Rebels set to begin playing home games in a new stadium being built for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, who are moving to Las Vegas.
The Associated Press contributed to this report